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    Still Tasty After All These Years

    Ever wonder if the freeze-dried foods you bought six or seven years ago are still good? Well, we’ve wondered for a couple years now, if our aging freeze-dried food stores are going to be edible if we need to survive on them. My wife pulled a package of 7 y/o Mountain House Turkey Tetrazzini off the shelf… the oldest of our MH meals. It was one package of eight or so with the same 2013 date stamp. We opened it and had it for dinner… only way to know, right? We were really happy to find that it reconstituted in just a few minutes and tasted great. There was no indication at all that it had been stored so long.

    We store the meals in sealed plastic containers, on shelves, in a dry and cool part of the basement. Our test helped us have a little more confidence that we can rely on those, and other more recently packaged meals… MH and other manufacturers.

    Just thought I’d share the results of our little experiment. And, no, I don’t work for or have any connection what so ever with Mountain House or any other provider of freeze-dried food products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pakrat View Post
    Ever wonder if the freeze-dried foods you bought six or seven years ago are still good? Well, we’ve wondered for a couple years now, if our aging freeze-dried food stores are going to be edible if we need to survive on them. My wife pulled a package of 7 y/o Mountain House Turkey Tetrazzini off the shelf… the oldest of our MH meals. It was one package of eight or so with the same 2013 date stamp. We opened it and had it for dinner… only way to know, right? We were really happy to find that it reconstituted in just a few minutes and tasted great. There was no indication at all that it had been stored so long.

    We store the meals in sealed plastic containers, on shelves, in a dry and cool part of the basement. Our test helped us have a little more confidence that we can rely on those, and other more recently packaged meals… MH and other manufacturers.

    Just thought I’d share the results of our little experiment. And, no, I don’t work for or have any connection what so ever with Mountain House or any other provider of freeze-dried food products.
    @pakrat great to hear your storage is working out for you! Thanks for sharing the results of your experiment/experience. Did your wife have you eat first before she tried it? LOL

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    Thanks for the taste test.
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    Yesterday the wife was cleaning out the under counter kitchen cabinets and found a box of Orville Rickenbacker microwave popcorn with a Best By date in 2011.
    I was going to try it, but then decided it just wasn't worth any potential side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Yesterday the wife was cleaning out the under counter kitchen cabinets and found a box of Orville Rickenbacker microwave popcorn with a Best By date in 2011.
    I was going to try it, but then decided it just wasn't worth any potential side effects.
    Probably would have been okay; there's no actual food product in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Probably would have been okay; there's no actual food product in it.
    i was concerned that the oil might be rancid.
    It probably was 6 months after purchase, anyway.
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    Excellent @pakrat

    We are all learning how well our preparations are doing!
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    That's great to hear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Yesterday the wife was cleaning out the under counter kitchen cabinets and found a box of Orville Rickenbacker microwave popcorn with a Best By date in 2011.
    I was going to try it, but then decided it just wasn't worth any potential side effects.
    Good, don't, I did try some that was out of date by 3 years, was rancid.
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